Y-DNA supports population discontinuity between Early Neolithic & Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age in Cis-Baikal
The study of Ancient DNA (aDNA), DNA recovered from archaeological and historic post mortem material, has complemented the study of anthropology and archaeology. There are several challenges in the retrieval and analysis of DNA from ancient specimens including exogenous contamination with modern DNA, … ⇒
One sees a few fascinating faces in Cagliari: those great dark unlighted eyes. There are fascinating dark eyes in Sicily, bright, big, with an impudent point of light and a curious roll, and long lashes: the eyes of old Greece, surely. But here one sees eyes of soft, blank darkness, all velvet, with no imp looking out of them. And they strike a stranger, older note: before the soul became selfconscious: before the mentality of Greece appeared in the world. … ⇒
G. J. Kroonen
Journal of Indo-European Studies 40(3/4): 289-299
In the present article, I offer a new etymology for Greek ἄγλις and γέλγις ‘garlic’. I argue that both of these lexical variants were ultimately adopted from Akkadian giddil / gidlu ‘string (of onions or garlic)’, … ⇒
EDIT February 09, 2016: A convincing rebuttal from researchers at MPI Leipzig & Tübingen in eLife: Weiß et al. 2015.
EDIT May 26, 2015: I’m much more dubious of this claim upon closer reading and some discussions with colleagues. Look at the damage profiles and the number of reads mapping to wheat.
Oliver Smith, … ⇒
In his chapter in the 2012 Background to Beakers, Jan Turek suggests that we reject the presumption of a single discrete center of origin for Bell Beaker pottery and practices and instead think in terms of a piecemeal fusion of stylistic elements and social functions, with especially important developments emerging out of two zones of contact — (1) between the Mabhreb and the midwestern Iberian Peninsula and (2) across the western frontier of the late Corded Ware. … ⇒